A FORMER student at The College of Law in Chester has scooped one of the major law student awards in the country.
Jonathan Hewitt, 25, has won the DLA Award, presented by leading international law firm DLA Piper.
The prize is for the student who obtains the highest combined mark in the business and commercial law parts of Legal Practice Course (LPC) at The College of Law in Chester. All those intending to become solicitors must pass the LPC before they can proceed to the next stage of practice.
Jonathan, originally from Newcastle, was a student at the college in Christleton until July and scored 80% in the business law exam and 94% in the commercial law exam.
He said: “I’m surprised but very pleased to receive the award. It’s a great end to a very enjoyable two years in Chester.”
Next September he will begin his two-year training contract to qualify as a solicitor with law firm Dickinson Dees in Newcastle.